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April’s Garden

By |2020-04-16T19:10:17+00:00April 1st, 2020|

The signs of spring right now are real, but can feel illusory when the wind begins to gust or the sun is covered by a passing cloud. Or we get phone alert that our state is issuing a Stay At Home Order. But assuming that the earth has not fundamentally changed its course, we should [...]

December’s Garden

By |2020-01-13T20:20:59+00:00November 30th, 2019|

December is a month of transition in the gardener’s mind -- I look at it like a well-deserved break and savor every second. The growing season is well and truly over, but most of us are not quite ready to begin the daydreaming which will eventually lead to spring.  We're still thinking about this year's [...]

A Gardener’s Progression of Cruelty: Volunteer Seedlings

By |2018-06-03T19:23:58+00:00June 1st, 2018|

‘One must be cruel to be kind’ is a hackneyed phrase that must have originated in a garden setting. Where else do men and women of good conscience perpetuate extreme acts of violence without a moment’s thought or consideration of that conscience? Once the deed is done – be it dismemberment or execution – ‘tis [...]

A Better Black Friday

By |2018-02-20T20:40:44+00:00November 20th, 2017|

Whether we have fully accepted it or not, the holiday season officially kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. You may reject the idea of Big Box lines at 2am for unnecessary gadgets and must-have technology (I do), but – completely against your will – you may also find yourself getting just a little excited at [...]

Order Bulbs for The Spring Garden (Before Everyone Else Has)

By |2018-02-20T20:40:46+00:00August 29th, 2017|

Few things motivate a gardener the way that getting a plant ahead of another gardener does;  and by the end of August we need motivation more than we need food and water. To that end, I would like to draw your attention to the random assortment of bulb catalogs that started showing up two months [...]

October’s Garden

By |2019-10-18T16:03:28+00:00January 21st, 2015|

Gardeners or not, human beings scuttle around during the month of October crossing their 't's and dotting their 'i's before winter. Thankfully we've got an extraordinary backdrop to reflect upon in between jobs. Wood must be stacked or fuel tanks filled. The outside spigots must be turned off, and many a home owner starts to [...]